Adaptive Reuse in New Windsor, NY at U-Haul Moving & Storage of New Windsor

Building History

Mobility has always been an integral part of the American dream. Shortly after world war II ended, Germany attempted to resuscitate their auto industry by introducing german automobiles into other markets. Volkswagen sales were initially slower in the United States until Doyle Dane Bernbach launched a strategic marketing campaign to rebrand the Volkswagen cars as  “Beetles”. Over the next several years, VW became the top-selling auto import in the United States. After Volkswagen retired the New Windsor building, U-Haul took it upon themselves to continue the legacy of mobility and transform the location into a truck sharing and self storage destination. U-Haul has been proudly serving customers at this location since 1983. The original dealership was built in 1980.

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1983, this facility was built through adaptive reuse of an abandoned building. Adaptive Reuse promotes infill development in an effort to strengthen communities, with the following benefits achieved at this site: 

  • 44 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented 
  • 954 tons of new concrete pours avoided 
  • 1,011 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented 

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for the New Windsor community: 

  • 17,197 kWh annual energy savings 
  • 571,060 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented 
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 44 tons (40 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 17,197 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 954 tons (866 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 571,060 lbs (259,031 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 1,011 lbs (917 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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